I’ve been told that some children and even some adults poke around under beds and into closets (otherwise off limits) for presents around Christmas time when parents are away. My two wonderful daughters never did so!
There is a knot that can be tied that will tell whether a package or group of them tied up has been disturbed. It’s called the thief knot. It looks just like the square knot but you will see after a little experimenting that it slips. It’s not a good knot like the square one. (A thief sees and expects a square knot, robs, and re-ties the square … but you know of the theft because you had tied up your packages with the thief’s knot.) Here is a square knot
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Survivalists is a blog of Bob Giles, Professor Emeritus, Virginia Tech, sharing ideas, observations, and notes on his concerns for the future and preparing for it. His Faunal Force blog presents concepts and observations on wild faunal ("wildlife") management systems and related topics. His web site is Rural System, part of which provides design for a proposed modern natural resource system. He can be reached through Linkedin , Academia, and Twitter.